Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare For those of you who haven’t read the first book in this series - start now! Now that I finished Clockwork Prince, I can say this is going to be one of my favorite series. And I’m actually glad that I got into it this late, because now I can start the third book right away. I recommend it for all YA fantasy fans, I can’t find a single flaw in these books. This review may contain spoilers for first book, so don’t read any further if you haven’t read it yet!

The main plot of this second book is finding The Magister after he disappears. It looks like he has his informants everywhere and he’s always one step ahead of our Shadowhunters group. They need to get to know him and his past more in order to understand his actions. Again there are new secrets uncovered and new traitors revealed. The story was action-packed and unpredictable with many heart-breaking moments. There were many surprising twists. I couldn’t believe who the traitor was and I was surprised who joined them in the Institute. Although there wasn’t any major battle at the end, there were many important turns and there are still lots of questions left unanswered for book three.

We get to see more from Will’s point of view which I loved. He’s a sweetheart when he’s not pushing people away and we finally learn why he’s acting the way he does. I wrote in my review of the first book that he better have a really good reason for his attitude, and I was happy that he DID have a good reason. It broke my heart and I instantly forgave him all his rudeness towards Tessa. The love triangle got a lot more complicated for me because I really like both Will and Jem. I don’t think this is just another stupid love triangle that we find in many other books. Tessa is not just a silly teenage girl who can’t decide between two gorgeous boys. I can actually understand her and what is more, I admire her for her heartbreaking choice she makes in the end.

Another thing I liked in this story was the romance between Charlotte and Henry. They are adorable and are rapidly becoming one of my favorite book couples. I always found Henry adorable despite him being absent-minded. I loved how they finally told each other the truth and the news Charlotte told in the end - I saw it coming way earlier, but I was still happy when the moment came.

I’m already Cassandra Clare’s fan. I love her descriptive writing of Victorian era. She’s great at making all of the characters very consistent and believable. Many of them are so likeable they will stay with me for a long time. There are many serious and sad moments, but there are also funny dialogues, usually at unexpected times. I loved it and I only need to love the third book now - then I can say this series is a perfection.

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